Jim Avila

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ABC Cheers Dem. Julian Castro: ‘What’s Next for the Rising Star?’

On Sunday’s This Week, ABC’s Jim Avila gave Democrat Julian Castro, newly appointed Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, nearly 5 minutes of promotional airtime to play up his political ...
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ABC Hits Obama from Left on Immigration, Hypes ‘Anger This Morning’ Among Hispanics

Following President Obama’s decision to delay any executive action on immigration reform, ABC’s Good Morning America did its best to hit the president from the left for failing to offer legal ...
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ABC Continues Network Cheerleading of Perry Indictment: ‘A Kind of High Noon’

In the wake of the “big three” networks (ABC, CBS, NBC) devoting 25 minutes to the indictment of Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) in the story’s first two days, ABC’s World News with Diane ...
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ABC Derides Perry's Border Move: 'Not Needed' and Comes With a 'Hefty Price Tag'

All three morning shows on Tuesday worried about Governor Rick Perry's "controversial," expensive move to send the National Guard to the Texas border. But it was ABC's Good Morning America on ...
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ABC Finally Discovers Disease Danger at the Border: 'Pneumonia and Influenza'

The growing threat of pneumonia, influenza and other serious diseases at the border has not been a concern for ABC. Since June 8, the network completely ignored the potentially grave threat as ...
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ABC Hypes Obama 'Talking Tough' on V.A. Scandal, But Devotes More Air Time to Pickpockets

Wednesday's World News on ABC minimized any sense of the Obama administration's responsibility in the ongoing V.A. scandal, and spent the least amount of air time on the issue among the Big Three ...
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Networks Hype 'Bombshell:' Christie 'Thrown Under Bus'; Spotlight Call for Resignation

The Big Three networks' evening newscasts on Friday jumped on the latest development in the traffic scandal surrounding Chris Christie. NBC and CBS both led with the accusation from the former ...
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After the State of the Union Address, ABC Lauds Obama as a 'Go-It-Alone Terminator'

The journalists at ABC News have refrained from questioning Barack Obama's unilateral tone at the State of the Union address. Reporter Jim Avila on Tuesday's Nightline went so far as to compare ...
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Gloating Networks Hype Chris Christie’s Inauguration 'Crisis': Not Exactly ‘His 'Glory Days'

All three networks on Tuesday morning continued to pile on Chris Christie, offering gloating coverage about how his “glory days” have gone terribly wrong.  After recounting everything ...
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It's the End of the World as ABC Knows It, Spinning Another Story as 'Armageddon'

Spinning liberal-friendly stories as the end of the world is a popular thing at ABC. Good Morning America's Jim Avila on Wednesday hyped the scandal involving Chris Christie as "traffic ...
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